Measurement of transversity signals in two hadron production at COMPASS
Helmholtz-Institut fuer Strahlen- und Kernphysik,
Universitaet Bonn, Nussallee 14-16, 53115 Bonn, Germany
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The quark structure of the nucleon at the twist two level can be completely described with three quark distribution functions: the spin averaged distribution function q(x), the helicity distribution and the transverse spin distribution . This last function, referred to as transversity, is chiral-odd and can only be measured in combination with another chiral-odd function. COMPASS is a fixed target experiment at the CERN SPS M2 beamline. Its target () can be both longitudinally and transversely polarized with respect to the polarized 160 GeV/c -beam. In transverse configuration can be measured in semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering (SIDIS), requiring the detection of hadronic products. A rather new probe of the transverse spin distribution function is the measurement of two hadron production, introducing the chiral odd interference fragmentation function . Results are presented for the years 2003–2004 including particle identification by using the information of the RICH detector. The analysis was performed using all positive/negative charged pairs and z-ordered pairs.
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